Dignity Health Event Center
|Dignity Health Event Center|
|Former names||Jam Events Center (2009-2012)|
|Location||1400 Norris Road
Bakersfield, California 93308
|Bakersfield Jam (D-League) (2009–present)|
The Dignity Health Event Center is a multipurpose arena in Bakersfield, California. Having opened in December 2009 (as the Jam Events Center), it is home to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.
Currently, the arena seats 500 people but it is expandable to 700.
Jam owner Steve Ellis estimated in 2010 that the team is saving $500,000 a season by using the smaller facility rather than the much larger Rabobank Arena for home games.
Because of the very small seating capacity, no single-game tickets are available for any contest.
This is also the team's practice facility. This dual use, while rare, is not unprecedented, even in the D-League. Starting with the 2009-10 season, the Los Angeles D-Fenders shifted some home games to the Toyota Sports Center from the Staples Center. After a one-year hiatus for 2010-11, the D-Fenders resumed playing at the Toyota Sports Center in 2011-12.
- "Dignity Health Signs Three-Year Naming Rights Deal with Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League". Bakersfield Jam. August 21, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
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